Public Health Museum
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Public Health Museum is an independent 501(c)3 organization, housed in the historic Richard Morris building (also known as the Old Administration Building) of Tewksbury Hospital in Massachusetts. The Museum strives to preserve artifacts and records of our nation’s history in public health and serve as a resource to the community to educate and promote public health initiatives that address current health issues.
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Paul C
Boston, MA32 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
The campus tour was an easy walk, about 1 mile stopping in front of significant buildings.
The tour guide talked about the architecture, the purpose it was build and when and it’s current use.
Also what went on for treatments over the years…..
Original Alms house (poor house) open in 1854.
Written May 3, 2022
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Thumper
Tewksbury, MA21 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We toured the museum during an event about TB in the United States. We were taken on a tour by a docent to view some very interesting exhibits about the facility and various diseases including polio, TB, and many others. The museum is housed in the hospital’s old administration bldg which makes it quite neat. WPA murals from the 30’s adjourn one of the rooms. Check out hours of operation and take a tour it’s very informative!
Written March 15, 2020
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Ben Mayes
Cusco, Peru65 contributions
Oct 2021
This is a superb museum and a bit of a hidden gem. Took my public health college class to this museum and we loved it. Great setting, tour guides and items on display. Highly recommended! Rick Mayes, University of Richmond and UVA School of Nursing
Written October 17, 2021
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We were delighted to host your students! The future of public health is in our youth and fostering that interest is core to our mission. So grateful for your visit!
Written February 11, 2022
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lisathepizza
Tewksbury, MA35 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Went here with some friends on a Saturday morning to check it out. Some of the women I was with have lived in Tewksbury their whole lives and have never been. Our tour guide had a medical background but was able to explain things in layman’s terms. It was very interesting.
Written June 18, 2018
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Rick C
Billerica, MA6 contributions
Oct 2015
Very interesting. A piece of history. Knowledgable staff. Don't forget to visit the cemetery. Hours are limited so plan a head.
Written September 12, 2016
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Tonsoffuntravel
Chelsea, MA206 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
This small museum should delight anyone interested in health, medicine, or history. I recommend, a tour of the old Tewksbury hospital grounds, which is offered occasionally. The museum is run by very knowledgeable, enthusiastic volunteers. If you don't spend some time talking with them you'll be missing the best part of the museum.
Written October 5, 2015
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auntiemoe2
Billerica, MA1 contribution
Nov 2016 • Friends
Everyone in the medical field should check out this blast from the past!

Museum pieces used in movies. Well thought out floor plan. You will leave learning something new.
Written November 14, 2016
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Antoinette B
14 contributions
Jun 2016 • Business
The museum is beautiful with artefacts that reminded me of how far we've come in eradication some diseases. It also gave a glimpse of the nursing profession and treatments.
Written June 28, 2016
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Nancy C
Methuen, MA60 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
Take a trip back in time and visit this museum. It is located in a wonderful old building on the beautiful grounds of the Tewksbury State Hospital. From the old switch board to an iron lung - you can see the amazing advances in Public Health.
Written April 9, 2015
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Sara L
Reading, Massachusetts, United States6 contributions
Aug 2012 • Solo
Small museum with a niche theme, but worth the trip. I'd recommend a drive around the hospital campus as well. Only $5 admission is a bargain, and you might get an interesting tour.
Written October 17, 2012
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